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Mary Ann Pritchett

also known as Timms, Hayes, and Blaylock

Daughter of Jasper and Elizabeth (George) Pritchett of Ellijay, Georgia
Mary Ann Pritchett was born 1852 in Arkansas and died 2 May 1925 in Casey Springs, Murray County, Georgia. She married William H. Timms on 27 Jul 1879. They had one known child, Mary Ellen Timms, born in 1881 (wife of Walter Stewart Weaver, Sr.). William H. Timms presumably died or left the household by 1889, and Mary Ann Pritchett married (2) Albert Hayes on 27 Oct 1889. Albert and Mary Ann had two known children, Elmina (1891) and Minnie (1894) Hayes. Albert Hayes is thought to have died on 12 Feb 1904 (source for date, unknown). His widow, Mary Ann, married (3) Isham R. Blaylock on 11 Aug 1911. All three marriages are on file in Murray County, Georgia. Family sources have it that Mary Ann and this third husband separated or divorced, and nothing else is known about Blaylock. Mary Ann's will is on file in Murray County, Georgia. An alternate date of death for her (source unknown) is April 1925, but the death certificate, a primary source, gives 2 May 1925 for her date of death.

U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Murray Co., Georgia, p.48, Eight Militia District 984, household no. 6: Maryan Hayes, aged 69, widow. Mother-in-law of head of household, Sid J. Luffman. His wife, Minnie, is aged 25. John "Prichett" (aged 45) and wife, Victoria, are in household no. 5. "Doct Prichett" is in household no. 4. Her death certificate shows that she was residing in Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia, when she died, and that she was buried at Casey Springs, in southern Murray County, Georgia.

(Pritchett Surname, Murray County, Georgia)

Death Record
Death Certificate of Mary Ann [Pritchett] Hayes, [Ga. death cert. no. 11886]: Mary Ann Hayes, a widow, died 2 May 1925, in Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia. She was born in 1852 (in Georgia, according to the informant, but this does not match census). Her parents are not named. Informant is "J S Lufman."

Will Record Book 3, p. 195: will dated 6 May 1918; filed 23 May 1925, p.195, Murray Co., Ga., Will Book 3, Will is dated 6 May 1918 and filed in court of ordinary 23 May 1925 and recorded 8 July 1925. Mary Ann [Pritchett] Blalock leaves all of her land (40 acres in the southeast corner of lot no. 170 in the 8th district and 3rd section of Murray County) to JS and Minnie Luffman. She also leaves them all of her household goods, "chattles" and all that she possesses for taking care of her as long as she lives. She directs that they are to choose her burial place and bury her in a Christian manner. It is witnessed by J.M. Parker, WW Luffman, and Mollie Luffman.
Transcript of Will (plain text)

Note to researchers: As in any genealogical research, there are always discrepancies, always room for error, especially in minor details. Death certificates often disagree with tombstones, census often contains discrepancies and variations. This file is presented as is on 28 July 2012. Previous and future versions of this file may vary due to corrections, updates, and clarification of details. Do some footwork, double-check, draw your own conclusions!